Ok—- here’s the scoop! About the mid ‘90’s( don’t rightly remember), I bought a Delta 6” Deluxe jointer with an open stand, mobile base, and 4” dust collection. The jointer has a “shute” that’s built-in to extract the dust and chips to the d.c. Some of you out there may have this same machine. I hope so, so you might can help.
My problem—this sucker has thrown dust and chips all over the top beds, and the shute clogs up and backs up the chips so bad, the d.c. can’t keep up with it. It’s done this from the get-go. I called Delta then and relayed the problem(they were in Memphis then). The guy said” You need to replace the foam strip just below the knives, and that’ll fix it. Come out to the plant and get a couple”. I did. This foam strip had a sticky backing on it, and you had to reach way up in the shoot, take the old one off, and put the new one on. What a P>I>T>A>!!! Being somewhat suspicious, I got out my manual (before I got the strip), and sure enough, it showed that piece of crap on there. Ok- now I’ll try it. It held till the water got hot, came off, and went somewhere!!! Three times I tryed this- b.s.!! So—- after all these years, I’ve put up with chips on the beds, clogged-up shute, and dust and chips all over me!!! That’s been years. Now—- I just let the chips fall on the shop floor, and still have to vacumn them up. Another P>I>T>A>. Besides selling this sucker, tell me how to fix it, IF possible. What can I use in place of the so-called ” foam strip”? I ain’t puttin another one in there!!!
All answers will be weighed heavliy, and questions answered. Come on—I’m waiting. Hurry up—I need to get to making sawdust.
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